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Lawrence police officer indicted on extortion charges

Lawrence police officer indicted on extortion charges

  Boston – A 16-year veteran officer of the Lawrence Police Department was indicted today in connection with attempting to use his position as a police officer to extort cocaine…

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Sheriff Candidate William Castro Files False Police Report Alleging Rival’s Supporter Stole and Damaged his Signs

Essex County Sheriff’s candidate William Castro of Lawrence, has filed a false police report against a campaign rival’s volunteer, claiming the volunteer was responsible for stealing and damaging campaign signs. Castro…

Cops Executed Because of CNN’s Anti-Cop Hysteria

Cops Executed  Because of CNN’s Anti-Cop Hysteria

By: Tom Duggan, August, 2016 I blame CNN and their reporters for the execution of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge last month. Let me make my case, and…

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

Lawrence Councilor Almonte Resigns, Announces Run for Mayor in ’17

By: Tom Duggan Embattled Lawrence City Councilor Sandy Almonte, who represents the District “A” Prospect Hill neighborhood, has resigned from her position just one month after being arrested for assault…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2016

Reggie Autumn Craft & Vendor Fair to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Greater Lawrence Technical School Andover, MA. We are looking for interested crafters and vendors interested…

Bump Audit Shows MCAD Not Doing Their Jobs

Bump Audit Shows MCAD  Not Doing Their Jobs

An audit released by Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today found the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has not been completing investigations into claims of discrimination in the timeframe required…

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

Fabricated Drama on the Lawrence City Council

By: Kathy Runge – July, 2016 The soap operas have nothing on the Lawrence City Council. The meetings are filled with fabricated drama. The Budget Drama: During the first meeting…

Lawrence Tax Preparer & Former School Teacher Sentenced for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

Lawrence Tax Preparer & Former School Teacher Sentenced for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

BOSTON – A Lawrence tax preparer and former teacher in the Lawrence and Boston school systems was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with his role…

Audit Finds $15 Million in Inappropriate Payments from MassHealth

Audit Finds $15 Million in Inappropriate Payments from MassHealth

Bump Calls on MassHealth to Address Systemic Problems in Program BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit that found that, during a roughly five-year period, MassHealth …

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: An Open Letter to Jew Haters Masquerading as “Peace Activists”

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL: An Open Letter to Jew Haters Masquerading as “Peace Activists”

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Anti-Semitic, hate group Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) can hide behind the name “PEACE” (see letter) but those of us who pay attention are not fooled. Their goal…

LETTER: “Peace Activists” Take Exception to Being Called out in VP Story

LETTER:  “Peace Activists” Take Exception to Being Called out in VP Story

To the Editor: In a recent article, Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan attacks Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) as an “anti-Semitic, pro-terror organization” that is “masquerading” as a peace group (“State…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

THANK YOU OUTBACK – Last month the Veterans’ Services Officer for North Andover and Boxford, Gerard Maguire, held a fundraiser for our veterans at the Relief’s In in Lawrence. I…

Second Boston City Official Charged in City Hall Plaza Music Festival Extortion

Second Boston City Official Charged in City Hall Plaza Music Festival Extortion

BOSTON – The City of Boston’s Chief of Staff of Intergovernmental Affairs, Timothy Sullivan, was arrested this morning after a federal grand jury indicted him in connection with the extortion of…

Mass. Board of Medicine is a Grave Danger to Patient Safety

Mass. Board of Medicine is a Grave Danger to Patient Safety

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – June, 2016 The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has now been proved, twice, to work against public safety, against the very reasons we taxpayers…

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook – June, 2016

Kathy’s Lawrence Notebook –  June, 2016

By: Kathy Runge – June, 2015 Let me start with a shout out to State Rep. Marcos Devers, who had the courage to vote against the “bathroom bill,” which I’m…

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